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October 9, 2009 (San Diego)--Independent bookstore and coffeehouse Upstart Crow of Seaport Village and acclaimed small press Sunbelt Publications of El Cajon are teaming up to offer the public a free monthly author appearance and book signing. These “Third Thursday” events began in June, and have featured appearances by local authors of books on such diverse topics as the history of San Diego, adventure in the Galapagos Islands, and money management.

Gary Mitrovich is the next scheduled to appear on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 PM. Mitrovich is the local author of East of San Diego: The Lost History of the East San Diego Police Department 1912-1923.


A third-generation native of San Diego and an active member of the San Diego Police Department since 1980, Mitrovich is widely recognized as an expert on both the SDPD and the now defunct city of East San Diego. His first book, East of San Diego uncovers the lost history of the East San Diego police department from 1912-1923, revealing a forgotten period in the history of San Diego law enforcement.
Eric Peterson, author of the new novel Life as a Sandwich, is the next author scheduled to appear at the bookstore, on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 PM.


WHO: Gary Mitrovich

WHAT: Presentation and book signing

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 C West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 232-4855


TITLE: East of San Diego: The Lost History of the East San Diego Police Department 1912-1923

AUTHOR: Gary Mitrovich

SPECIFICATIONS: 6”x 9”, 112, softcover
ISBN: 9780979850103 PRICE: $12.95

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